As a longtime fan of outsider technology, I write for books and magazines about the fascinating personalities behind talented inventors, designers, and energy innovators, who are often as peculiar as they are passionate. My work in publications started as an editor for Wired magazine, directing sections on new technologies and design. Outside of work, I have nurtured my interest in writing by serving as president of the Brattleboro Literary Festival, a classic Vermont event that attracts top authors and thousands of visitors every year.
Home is southern Vermont, where I share an old farmhouse with my wife, son, and daughter. Our property once consisted of a large 19th-century chicken coop among outbuildings. Over the years, various owners renovated the site into an attractive residence, though since we've owned it, it's starting to look like a chicken coop all over again.